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Chris Smith

May 5, 2003 | The City Politic
Voodoo Economics

George Pataki may not deserve all the blame for the collapse of New York’s economy, but his obeisance to the Republican tax-slashing agenda will hurt the state for years to come.

April 21, 2003 | The City Politic
Learning Curve

Now that George Pataki has shown his true colors—ice blue—Mayor Bloomberg faces the reality of a $6 billion deficit and just what it will take to pull the city through this crisis.

April 7, 2003 | New York Magazine's 35th Anniversary
Self-Made Mayor

Rudy Giuliani invented his mayoral persona and methods in the U.S. Attorney’s office putting white-collar criminals in jail.

March 17, 2003 | The City Politic
Justice Delayed

For five years, Osama bin Laden’s alleged weapons procurer has been in a downtown jail (where he stabbed an officer, causing brain damage). We deserve to see him have his day in court.

March 3, 2003 | The City Politic
Mother's Day

Women—politically astute, technologically savvy—figured prominently in the antiwar rallies. George W. may be dismissive, but Democrats should recognize an opportunity.

February 17, 2003 | The City Politic
Joel Klein's 200 Club

The plan to standardize the school system’s curriculum for all but 200 schools is making anxious the very people the system needs most if it’s to improve: the middle class.

February 3, 2003 | Feature
Dial-a-Thon

Eleven digits just to make a local call?!%# Fingers, get ready to do some walking.

January 13, 2003 | Feature
Gridiron Gentlemen

Win or lose, the Jets and Giants are No. 1 when it comes to their civilized owners.

December 23, 2002 | Classic New York
The Natural

What it takes to be a hometown hero.

December 23, 2002 | New York Awards
New York Awards 2002

Vibrant, creative, edgy, demanding (only sometimes!), smart, funny. For this year's awards, we've chosen eleven New Yorkers who not only gave us their best but also brought out the best in New York. From Eliot Spitzer's determined drive to clean up the worst of Wall Street excess to Harvey Fierstein's monumental mom -- with a heart to match, in 'Hairspray' -- not to mention Tina Fey's irrepressibly irreverent humor, we salute their vision and celebrate our luck in being here at the right time and, of course, in the right place.

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